Friday, January 13

Musica Pacifica
“La Bizzarria: Music of 17th century Italy.”
Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Katherine Heater, harpsichord; and Shirley Hunt, gamba, perform music by Turini, Frescobaldi, Falconieri, Cazzati, Marini, Castello, Vitali, et al.
Petaluma Historical Museum
20 4th St., Petaluma.

New Esterházy Quartet with Elisabeth Le Guin, violoncello
Schubert’s Cello Quintet

Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church
2491 San Miguel Drive
Walnut Creek
for details, tickets, and directions, phone (925)935-0160

 South Bay Recorder Society
Monthly meeting, guest conductor Hanneke van Proosdij.
New members and guests welcomed.
First Congregational Church of San Jose
980 Hamilton Ave. (at Leigh)
San Jose.
408-358-0878 or

 Saturday, January 14

Live at Mission Blue
New Esterházy Quartet with Elisabeth Le Guin, violoncello
performing Luigi Boccherini, Quintettino in g, Op. 27, No. 5; Georges Onslow, Quintet No. 15 in c, Op. 38, “The Bullet;” and Franz Schubert; Quintet in C.
Pre-concert talk at 7:30
Mission Blue Center
475 Mission Blue Drive, Brisbane.

 Musica Pacifica
“La Bizzarria: Music of 17th century Italy.”
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana St. (at Durant), Berkeley

“The Art of the English Fortepiano.”
Gilbert Martinez and Barry Lloyd, accompanied by a chamber ensemble performing on early Classical instruments debut, two square fortepianos, both made by Georg Astor in 1789, that were recently made a part of the MusicSources collection and restored by fortepiano builder Tom Winter. Program features concerti and sonatas for one and two pianos, among the first ever written for the instrument, by Johann Christian Bach and the child prodigy Mozart.
Parish Hall, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington, Albany.
$20/$15 510-528-1685 or

 Sonoma Bach
“Midwinter Choral WorkSCHop.”
Robert Worth of Sonoma Bach leads a day-long workshop on the early German Baroque vocal polyphony of Schein, Scheidt, Schütz, and “Schultheiss” (better known as Prætorius). Participants will work in large and small ensembles. All music will be rehearsed a cappella. Participants need not be professional singers but should have some experience in small ensemble singing and some sight-reading ability.
Holy Family Episcopal Church, Rohnert Park.
For details, please visit,

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
Monthly consort playing with guest coach Shira Kammen. Players of all levels welcome.
Hillside Swedenborgian Church
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito.
Newcomers please phone ahead. 510-531-1471,

 Sunday January 15

Musica Pacifica
17th- and 18th-century music from Florence to accompany the exhibit “Florence and the Baroque – Paintings from the Haukohl Family Collection.
Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street, Sacramento.
916-808-7000 or visit

Musica Pacifica
“La Bizzarria: Music of 17th century Italy.”
Davis Community Church
412 C St, Davis
No advance ticket sales. $10 suggested donation at the door.

 San Francisco Chapter, ARS
“Love Stories”
The San Francisco Recorder Society’s annual concert, a fundraiser for both the chapter and for the church that provides their venue for meetings.
Christ Church Lutheran
1090 Quintara St. (at 20th Ave.), San Francisco.
$15 suggested donation.